Tallink Latvija AS, part of Tallink Grupp, has notified the Latvian Employment Agency and the group's Latvian crew members and shore personnel that it is commencing a collective redundancy process involving around 550 Latvian employees.
A number of shipping lines from across the region has put in place restrictions, first and foremost regarding passenger traffic, however, some services have been suspended altogether to limit the spread of the virus.
The shipping line, part of CMA CGM, has received from the Chinese Guangzhou Wenchong Shipyard Containerships Polar, its second in a series of four 1,380 TEUs-big (incl. 360 reefer plugs) gas-run vessels.
Leading a 15-strong delegation to Hamburg and Lübeck, Kaspars Ozoliņš, Under-Secretary of State in the Latvian Ministry of Transport, and Ingo Egloff, Joint CEO of the Port of Hamburg Marketing (HHM), signed a co-op agreement.
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